Coppertone • Coppertone Sensitive Skin Suncreen Lotion, SPF 50 6 fl oz • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I've been using this sunscreen for about three years now, and will probably buy more of this in a week or two. It's the best sunscreen I've found as of now. I'm not an expert on the function of sunscreens, but based on the research I've done on this product compared to others, it seems like it offers very efficient UVA and UVB protection. It's a product that I feel comfortable and protected while using. In addition, Zinc Oxide is my sunscreen ingredient of choice, and this sunscreen contains a good amount, plus some smaller amounts of chemical sunscreen ingredients.
As for the texture, I personally really enjoy the whitecast that it gives to my face, since my skin is extremely pale and often red and ruddy. This sunscreen really evens out my skin tone and slightly lightens my dark circles; it's kind of like putting makeup on, for me.
Despite all of that, I completely understand why many people are unhappy with the whitecast this product leaves. My boyfriend is Asian with a medium complexion, and this sunscreen makes his skin look blue, no joke.
It can also be a little persistent when using this on the body. Last Summer, I would always get some of this sunscreen stuck in the lines of my inner elbow, and it was pretty difficult to remove with bar soap. I've had no problems removing it from my face, but for other parts of the body, body wash may be your better option.
I think the key to getting this product to work is to experiment with different application techniques; go easy at first and lightly dot some of the product onto the skin, then blend it all together. Since it has a high amount of zinc, you have to make sure not to apply too much, otherwise it's just going to sit on your skin. Zinc or chem-free sunscreens don't require as much product to get an even coating as carbon-based or chemical sunscreens do, so start lightly and build it up if needed.
TLDR: Great broad spectrum protection; good product for pale and pink-toned complexions; not the best for darker complexions; use care when removing.
(P.S. Coppertone Sensitive Skin SPF 50, Coppertone Water Babies Pure & Simple SPF 50, and Coppertone Kids Pure & Simple SPF 50 all have the exact same formula. Buy the cheapest of the three.)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I obviously expected it to be quite thick and leave some white, since it's zinc oxide. However, it is a SERIOUS amount of white/blue left on the skin for quite awhile. I would never use this on my face (but not a huge fan of zinc on my face regardless of the rave reviews it gets, it's just not for me), but also ended up giving this away because it was just too...well, too much. My arms were bluish for awhile after leaving the house. I have found ultra generic versions that do better.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Thick and white. The previous reveiws that warn about this are on target. I've had great luck with this so far and I don't have any problems with the consistency at all. When I wear this on my face, I usually cover it with makeup anyway so it's a non-issue. I am a pale person and that's probably why I don't notice it as much as others. I have found that it is a nice moisturizer for drier skin and I like that as it seems to make my makeup look good over it. Overall a cheap product that appears to work fine for my situation. If I had a darker skin tone or an oiler skin type, I probably would not use this on my face.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Oh my goodness. This broke out my entire face after just one day of use. I had guests visiting, and I had to spend the entire weekend trying to hide my broken-out face behind my hair or hats. Very embarrassing and awkward. Now I will spend a lot of time trying to reverse the damage. Most sunscreens break me out with at least one whitehead, but this was an entire face. Be careful if you have acne-prone, oily skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Leaves a definite white sheen to the skin.
Mild "Elmer's Glue" smell.
Uses a physical sunblock (Zinc Oxide for UVA/UVB) and two chemical sunblocks (Octisalate for UVB, Octinoxate for UVA/UVB). The chemical blocks mean the product must be allowed to dry before being fully effective.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I recently bought this sunscreen but I only used it one time because it left me looking very white. I thought it might fade away but it was still noticeable. I don't know how well it protects since I only used it one time, and also I don't sunburn easily. I think this could work on someone with pale skin but I have tan skin and it made me look very weird.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am light complected and have used this sunscreen on my decolette area liberally, for almost a yr. These last couple of wks, I have noticed that my decolette area is so dark that it has turned pink. There isn't much left of the sunscreen, but I will throw the rest away, because my face and neck have remained light, but this hasn't protected my skin. Don't waste your money.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This sunscreen is great. This is the only drugstore sunscreen I have found with such a low price and a high zinc oxide content with the lack of oxybenzone.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This sunscreen is definitely worth a shot! I have been using it for a little less than a year and I've had no problems with it except it does take some extra rubbing in to get the whitish cast to go away but this should NOT be a reason why you don't try it! I'm tan probably around a medium olive tone and the white tint hasn't really been an issue bc it goes away fairly quickly. Also, I have normal skin and use this on my face everyday and I have never broken out because of it. The only downside of this product is that it is not completely physical, but for having 14.5% zinc oxide for like $8 this is a major score.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've tried many different types of sunscreens ranging from chemical to mineral based. This is similar to Shiseido's SPF 55 cream in that it contains a comparable amount of active ingredients. Shiseido's sunscreen contains around 16% zinc oxide while its Coppertone counterpart contains 14% percent. The Shiseido sunscreen keeps my face matte throughout the day, though that's contributed to the high concentration of dimethicone, which is extremely hard to wash off without a cleansing oil. The Coppertone sunscreen doesn't clog my pores or make my skin feel like it has a plastic film over it. It's easy to wash off. Any traces of greasiness are minimized to a slight sheen within a few minutes. I paid $9 for a 6 oz bottle, whereas I paid $35 for Shiseido's SPF 55 cream. With Shiseido's, I would of had to purchase a separate cleansing oil to remove it. My HG so far :D
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I totally respect other people's perspectives on this product, but at 14.5% zinc oxide, there is no way I would ever expect this not to be thick and to not leave a major white cast so I personally can't knock it down for that. I wouldn't use it on my face, but I love it for the rest of my body. I got 8 oz of this for about $8.00 so I think the price is decent too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
This sunscreen is designed for people with sensitive skin, to be used for the body and the face. That's why the label says its hypoallergenic, fragrance free, and won't sting eyes and skin. I doubt stinging eyes would be much of a concern if it was only designed to be used on the body. Like most physical sunscreen, it leaves a white caste on the skin, but that was expected. However, I did not expect it to be this extreme. I've used zinc oxide suncreens with spf 50+ but none left a white cast as horrible as this. For me, it's not that big of a deal because I just set the suncreen with a powder darker than my skintone, and i can use it for the body. There are better options for sensitive skins out there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
HAHAHAH! The first reviews crack me up, I guess some people don't realize that there's a REASON why there are facial sunscreens, even facial versions on the sunscreens you use on your body.
That said, this is definitely a sunscreen for your body. Only use it on your face if you're going to the beach or pool. Yes, it DOES go on white, just don't use as much. Patience would be the better moral to teach here. I use a dime size amount at a time to do my arms and shoulders- that way it rubs in completely. Takes about 3-4 dime size amounts to do one arm, but doesn't take long at all, a few minutes.
I've got a mean 'trucker tan' on my left shoulder from driving to/from work (avg 2-3hrs a day round trip- damn traffic!), so I wanted something that would work but have as few hormone disrupting ingredients (ever since I had a horrible reaction to birth control a few months ago, my slogan has become "Want to be- hormone free!" LMAO ;) ) as possible. This is got a 3 outta 10 on EWG.org - the best of all the sunscreens Target had to offer.
So far it's working great, only gave it a 4 because it still has octinoxate and parabens. If something terrible pops up- I'll be sure to report back.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This did not protect me well. I don't recommend.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Use this for your body, not your face. I tested it against the "faces" version (in the smaller tube) on my face and neck and this stuff leaves you a bit shiny. The faces version dries to a nicer matte finish. I love this stuff for my hands and arms for daily exposure because it is frgrance free and everyone doesn't say "hey you smell like sunscreen!" also it gives good protection, no redness or burns.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I was in Palm Springs last week for vacation and saw this new Sensitive zinc/octinoxate formula at the pharmacy and was super excited. I bought the large 6 oz bottle since the ingredients for the "face" version (2 oz.) were exactly the same in the same order. I wanted something serious, to prevent my melasma from darkening, and was willing to put up with a bit , of whitening if it protected my skin. Well...this is absolutely THICK and heavy and is so incredibly whitening that we all looked weirdly blue. We looked dead! It was bad. I can't believe they didn't do something to tone down the whitening effect. I use Differin on my chest daily, so I was looking to prevent my chest from burning, and I can say that it did work, so that's why I give it a 3. I also used it on my face and now, a week later, have 10...count them 10...new lumpy zits and/or whiteheads, so this clogged me bad, probably just because of how coating it was. I will never buy it again, but it did prevent burning, so that's a small "plus".
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This product has similar actives to the Pure and Gentle one that has good reviews. Since that one was not availale at Ulta, I picked this up instead.
It goes on WHITE. Think kabuki stage makeup. I waited up to 40 minutes before giving up on it 'turning clear'. next time, I used some liquid bronzer to cut the white. That did better....but after 30 min I still had a sheen of oil (from the heavy silicones I think) that obviously was not going away, and was faaaar too much to powder over. (could you really powder away a layer of Crisco?). Last time, I used a bronzer and mattifying gel, the same mix I use successfully with my Avene and HT Baby Faces sunscreens. This time I got SUPER white, despite the bronzer, and pilling all over. Unattractive, to say the least. And the final straw: 2 new pimples, after only having this on my face for a few hours.
Bottom line: not only will I not repurchase, I will not use up on body and I will try to at least get Ulta store credit for this junk. It is just unusable in the time I have. Who has 45 min just to spend on applying sunscreen to their face, anyway?
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5%), Zinc Oxide (14.5%)
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetyl PEG/GGP 10/1 Dimethicone, PEG 12 Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilan, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf, Ethyhexyl Palmitate, Diazolidiny Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Chloride